Sternberg Press

Sternberg Press grew out of the small publishing house known as Lukas & Sternberg, founded in 1999 by Caroline Schneider. With a focus on art criticism, theory, fiction and artists' books, the Berlin-New York based publishing endeavor was set in motion with a pocket book series, edited in part with Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Dedicated to an expanded notion of writing on art, Sternberg Press has created a formidable platform in which practitioners from the fields of art and culture (architecture, design, film, politics, literature and philosophy) can engage in a critical discourse. Each book is a special object celebrating creative publishing at its best, based on both meticulous editorial decisions and distinctive design. Through both commissioned and translated works, Sternberg Press seeks out the blind spots within contemporary discourse and offers a timely response to the related debates.
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Heba Y. Amin - Research/Practice 02 - The General\'s Stork
2019
English edition
forthcoming
The General's Stork explores historical accounts of biblical prophecies, colonial narratives, and the politics of technological warfare in the Middle East from a bird's eye view.
Michael Rakowitz - Research/Practice 01 - I\'m good at love, I\'m good at hate, it\'s in between I freeze
2019
English edition
forthcoming
The inaugural publication of the “Research/Practice” series focuses on an artistic research by Michael Rakowitz on the aftermath of a canceled show by Leonard Cohen initially scheduled in Palestine.
The D-Tale - Video Art from the Pearl River Delta
2019
bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
An overview of video art production from the Pearl River Delta in China: having emerged in the mid-1980s, this vital yet under-represented art scene is thoroughly documented in this richly illustrated catalogue (460 ill.) which features works by nearly sixty artists (catalogue of the inaugural exhibition at Times Art Center Berlin).
Materialisation in Art & Design (MAD)
2019
English edition
This publication presents the outcomes of the master Materialisation in Art & Design (MAD) at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. The contributions reflect on the program's quest to re-establish the material at the center of art and design practices.
Of Other Spaces - Where Does Gesture Become Event?
2019
English edition
Stemming from the namesake exhibition program at Cooper Gallery, Of Other Spaces draws on women artists' activism from the 1970s to the present day to build a reflection on feminist thinking as a provocative and cogent mode of creative and critical inquiry.
Love and Ethnology - The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity (after Hubert Fichte)
2019
English edition
Halfway between a catalogue and a reader, this publication documents a long-term, touring exhibition project on the critical reception of Hubert Fichte's ethnographic travel literature. This large-scale initiative brings forth a multi-faceted debate on colonial modernism, ethnography, poetry and sexuality.
Pedro Barateiro - How to Make a Mask
2019
English edition
This monographic volume dedicated to the work of Pedro Barateiro spans a period that dates back to 2008 and features extensive visual and written material of key projects presented in solo exhibitions, as well as other relevant installations, videos and performances.
Ana Ofak - Agents of Abstraction
2019
English edition
This historical essay recounts the story of the EXAT 51 collective—the first Yugoslavian abstract art group—and how it shaped the idea of abstract socialism by associating socialist cultural politics and modernist artistic practice.
Barry Schwabsky - The Observer Effect - On Contemporary Painting
2019
English edition
A wide-ranging collection of texts on contemporary painting, by one of its most finest observer today.
Cultures of the Curatorial 4 - Curatorial Things
2019
English edition
forthcoming
Intertwining transdisciplinary discourses, transcultural perspectives, and methods of practice, this anthology provides new insight into the analysis of things in a curatorial context.
The Mill
2019
English edition
forthcoming
Artistic views on forestry and its actors (catalogue).
Politics of Food
2019
English edition
forthcoming
This publication critically assesses and illuminates ways in which the arts can confront food-related issues, through the contributions of artists, anthropologists, activists, agronomists, and chefs.
Ronny Delrue - Correspondances #1
2019
English edition
forthcoming
This monograph presents a selection of drawings from the Belgian artist's extensive corpus. Three different authors focus on this selection and have shed light on the importance of the drawing in Delrue's practice.
Jens Hoffmann - In the Meantime - Speculations on Art, Curating, and Exhibitions
2019
English edition
forthcoming
An anthology of texts by the influential American critic and curator. The publication includes essays on artists, exhibitions, and curating, catalogue texts, and interviews.
Maria Lind - Seven Years - The Rematerialisation of Art from 2011 to 2017
2019
English edition
forthcoming
An anthology of texts on contemporary art during the second decade of the twenty-first century.
Larissa Sansour - Research/Practice 03 - Heirloom
2019
English edition
forthcoming
This publication documents the artistic research for Sansour's project for the Danish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale: a dark science fiction narrative set after an eco-disaster, evolving into an intimate dialogue about memory, exile and nostalgia.
Nina Valerie Kolowratnik - Critical Spatial Practice #10 - The Language of Secret Proof – Indigenous Truth and Representation
2019
English edition
forthcoming
This publication documents new spatial notational systems developed by architect Nina Valerie Kolowratnik to help Indigenous communities from New Mexico to protect and regain traditional lands.
Radical Cut-Up - Nothing Is Original
2019
English edition
forthcoming
A transdisciplinary anthology of essays and articles investigating the cut-up as a contemporary mode of creativity and important global model of cultural production.
Abstract Hungary
2019
English edition
forthcoming
This catalogue stems from two eponymous exhibitions examining Hungary's art scene's drive toward abstraction to reflect on the complex social conditions of the country, from the 1960s to the present-day.
Le musée ne suffit pas
2019
French edition
forthcoming
The result of a collective reflection undertaken at the Canadian Center for Architecture, this publication is the first volume of an annual periodical series wishing to explore urgent issues in today's curatorial practices.
Art, Self & System
2019
English edition
forthcoming
Stemming from the Master Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts, this publication promotes the art school as a place for pedagogical, civic and political implications.
The Museum Is Not Enough
2019
English edition
forthcoming
The result of a collective reflection undertaken at the Canadian Center for Architecture, this publication is the first volume of an annual periodical series wishing to explore urgent issues in today's curatorial practices.
Jörg Heiser - Double Lives in Art and Pop Music
2019
English edition
forthcoming
The relationships of art and pop music from the 1960s to the present.
Our Happy Life - Architecture and Well-Being in the Age of Emotional Capitalism
2019
English edition
Our Happy Life investigates the architectural implications of the new happiness emotional paradigm by dissecting and questioning the political, economic, and emotional conditions that generate space today.
The Art of Direct Action - Social Sculpture and Beyond
2019
English edition
This collective study examines the influence of Joseph Beuys's concept of social sculpture in the evolution of artistic practices from the 1970s to the present day.